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By Leena Saldanha

No one has ever recorded the voice of Radha – one of the most powerful characters in all of chronicled history. As one half of the indivisible entity ‘RadhaKrishna’ she resonates through millions of lives every day. And yet, her songs remain unsung; her stories stay untold. Until now.

This book, entitled an eponymous ‘Radha’; is a collection of 101 poems written in the voice of Radha.

This book is Radha speaking to her beloved Krishna in poetry, across the ages, in an endless conversation that ebbs and flows and heaves and rests like the rhythm of a vast ocean. Sometimes she is a young girl, sometimes she is an old woman, sometimes she is petulant in her love for her Krishna, sometimes she is unflinching in her courage in letting go of her beloved Krishna. This book is an imagined conversation between 2 of the most evocative characters of all time. Her Krishna is as present in the writing as Radha is, although he never speaks a word.

This is not a love story. This is the love story.

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Leena Saldanha
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"Leena Saldanha is a writer, reader, cook, cat lover, dog lover and food freak, besides being an inveterate procrastinator. Although technically she holds a graduate degree in Philosophy and a post-graduate one in English Literature, she has never allowed, to paraphrase Mark Twain, her schooling to interfere with her education. She has worked with NGOs in the tribal hinterlands of Maharashtra, she has worked with the urban poor in the slums of Pune. And for the past decade and a half, has worked steadfastly towards a nervous breakdown caused by too much coffee and too little sleep in the mad, bad, ad world. In the ten years that she worked in one of Pune’s biggest ad agencies, she spent 4 years as the agency’s Creative Director and Chief Strategy Officer. She went on to set up The Red Tree Design Studio, one of Pune’s leading brand and business strategy consultancies. Today, she runs The Red Tree, dotes on her two children, gets pampered by her dog and her parents, pampers her cat, and, along with her husband, dreams up new ways of making life interesting."